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The Great Train Robbery (1978)

The First Great Train Robbery

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Plot  In 1854, Edward Pierce (Sean Connery), a charismatic member of London's high society, is secretly a master thief. He plans to steal a monthly shipment of British Army gold from the London to Folkestone train. The gold is heavily guarded in two heavy safes in the baggage car, each of which has two locks, requiring a total of four keys. Pierce recruits Robert Agar (Donald Sutherland), a pickpocket and screwsman. Pierce's mistress Miriam (Lesley-Anne Down) and his chauffeur Barlow (George Downing) join the plot, and a train guard, Burgess (Michael Elphick), is bribed into participation. The executives of the bank who arrange the gold transport, Mr. Henry Fowler (Malcolm Terris) and Mr. Edgar Trent (Alan Webb), each possess a key; the other two are locked in a cabinet at the offices of the South Eastern Railway at the London Bridge train station. Wax impressions are to be made of the keys in order to hide the robbers' intentions.

Pierce ingratiates himself with Trent by feigning a s...
  


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